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Toyman

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Toyman last won the day on April 17 2019

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About Toyman

  • Birthday 03/31/1966

Profile Information

  • Location
    Pembroke
  • Main Riding Area
    District 6
  • Club
    Maple Leaf/NRSA
  • Sled
    2018 Sidewinder LTX-DX
  • Previous and/or Other Sleds
    2015 Viper LTX DX (Selling next season)
    2023 Renegade Enduro
  • 21/22 Mileage
    5378 kms
  • 20/21 Mileage
    6552 kms
  • 19/20 Mileage
    6161 kms
  • 18/19 Mileage
    9466 kms
  • 17/18 Mileage
    7510 kms
  • 16/17 Mileage
    6310 kms
  • 15/16 Mileage
    6085 kms
  • 14/15 Mileage
    6170 kms
  • 13/14 Mileage
    8263 kms
  • Interests
    Firearms, Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, ATV's, Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Canoeing, Scuba Diving and then drinking after all that!
  • Gender
    Male

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  1. This makes more sense Ski, I have tons of trail experience but little to no off trail. I’ll look in to this for myself and my neighbour instead, as well as a VK540, Expedition or Tundra sled instead of my Winder.
  2. I never would have imagined this. Was on the L159 earlier in the season when L153 was still closed so never saw where that path would have been. I’m not sure of the distance but assume you need to bring gas for the Sidewinder? My extra fuel for the same sled is 10 ltrs which may make it. I like a challenge, but my wife wants to know how much are we looking at to do this?
  3. A little late to ask infernobuster, but how are you getting from Hearst to Moosenee? It’s a ways up north from Abitibi Canyon.
  4. I missed this one today. Meant to take it, but was the first down A112A out of Mattawa this morning and looped back around via the A. The afternoon loop was supposed to include this MA170 but at a glance thought I saw a trail closed sign. Stayed on A112A and took NB308, which I would skip next time, as the west end of this road is plowed down to ice. Surprised to see the groomer out so early (16:00) as there was lots of traffic out still, and all it took was a half dozen sleds to have it completely chewed and piled up. Great 400k day after yesterday’s 450k day. Sadly heading back to Pembroke tomorrow, but all good things!
  5. Only done the RAP twice, have been trying to do it again over the last four seasons. Weather has limited the short (seemed like there was only a week at most) window of reasonably good options on the west side. Being nearly right one the B trail means I don’t even have to plan the first and last night, still hoping for this year again.
  6. I switched the pump relay with the tail light one on the 15 Viper. It was put away in the trailer, full of fuel after the last snowy day of a five day trip. Temps were -30, and for the first time in 30k kms the relay was frozen. Finally wished I’d bought that fuse relocation kit, and glad it was at home after the trip!
  7. Have had no issues with the solid tandem enclosed trailer I bought from you Re:Leaf. Hauled my two, priceless to me, sleds to KL to start our trip up north. In Cochrane now. Lot’s of trailers arrived safe here last night.
  8. Quebec is not in the plans for this season, too many unknowns, hopefully will be good for next season. Making plans for NCDN trip soon as local weather has not cooperated. Can’t wait to get out.
  9. I had a large group heading south out of Whitney Friday afternoon where the typical third or forth sled (green AC?) was trying to keep up and ended up sideways in front of me on a sweeping right curve showering me in a white out of snow and ice. Not impressed to say the least. On my return trip back down the same B106E I came across a large group where the young guy (green AC?) had hit a tree and at a minimum all the plastics and windshield were smashed. A lot of unhappy people, but the mother gave me a thumbs up as I slowly moved through. Good use of a parked sled tucked in to the preceding corner to warn me and others. Looks like no injury, but probably screwed the weekend for a few of that group. Lots of sleds Saturday, but none too out of control that I can remember. Got in 750 kms Friday and Saturday and headed home today totalling 863 kms.
  10. I have noticed the trend of non slowing by many more sleds this year. Especially when oncoming passing. There's usually following sleds that can't move to the right, let alone stay right as they are not set up correctly and wandering all over the trail. There lack of experience and set up has them trying to signal following when they need to use both hands to fight their sled over to the right instead. Leads should brief priority and positioning. Don't get me started on stopped sleds or non sledding traffic. The number of times I've come to a group that has sleds stopped in the middle of the trail or blocking intersections is ridiculous. The best was a group of 6 abreast at a T that all looked at the same time as I appeared from around a corner out if nowhere. "What do you mean there are others on the trail at the same time as us?" I slow to a crawl when it's a dog walker, skier or possibly a land owner. Gives a chance for a good wave and response. Can't stand the ones that wiz by thinking they have no right to be there and ignore them. Take the time to do the right thing and educate the newer riders.
  11. I was surprised at the difference in snowfall during that storm. Starting Tuesday, I was just south and west of those areas touring around Whitney, Lake St Peter, Bancroft, McAurthors Mills and Mazinaw Lake areas and only pushed 5" of pow in some trails and lots of fresh groom. When I made the returned trip home on Friday past Barry's Bay and on to Pembroke there was substantially more snow depth. I had a hard time on the last 10kms of unmaintained road to get to my house. The end of that road, which is 100' from my house, was plowed up with a 10' bank from the snowplow. What an end to a 4 day, 1250km tour. Much more snow to deal with east of Barry's Bay. Look forward to the pics as I didn't stop to take any. Trails were too good is my excuse.
  12. Haven't been up to Liskeard this year, probably won't. Just spent the past four days around Barrys Bay, Lake St Peter and South and East of Bancroft covering 1250 kms of fresh groomed trails. Week days there are great, and mornings are awesome to rack on the miles before the trails get soft and trashed. Not sure what he chose, hope he enjoys!
  13. This reopening is a little late for me, have already made other plans for the next few weeks and unfortunately won't be in these districts now. Usually book a few nights and enjoy the Mattawa/Northbay trails for a couple of weeks in Feb but not this year. Sorry local businesses. Hope others can enjoy there great trails.
  14. I took the B from Pembroke to Whitney today. Was disappointingly soft and blown out every corner due to the dry fluff snow we had this week. The railbed was great in to Whitney and the B106E south to Lake St Peter was excellent. E109 to Barry's Bay was soft and blown out but the 155 in stead of the B back towards Pembroke was smooth but narrow. Great ride really. Think it was about a 350km loop but not totally sure as I blew a fuse and lost the display. Should be a great weekend around Whitney but the soft snow will turn rough quick.
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